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Graphic Design

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Delshaun Henry

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Graphic Design
College of Choice
Career
Detroit
College for Creative Studies
Student Population: 1,307
Backdrop: Urban, 11-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Entertainment Arts/Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Design


programs
INKSCAPE
Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software.
1 The History of Symbols
2 How Handwriting Developed
3 Typographic Milestones
4 A Short History of Books
5 Arts & Crafts and Private Press
6 History of Posters
7 Avant Garde Typography
8 The Birth of Modernism
9 The Bauhaus
10 The Origins of Advertising
11 The Digital Revolution in Design
12 Design After Modernism
13 Design for Social Good

By Delshaun Henry
Courses
Jobs FOR career
Specialized courses include:
Typography and Page Layout
Digital Publishing
Design and Art Theory
Logos and Symbols
Media Integration
Interactive Media Design and Usability

Areas of focus:
Print and 2D
Motion Graphics
Interactive Design
Portfolio Development
Graphic designers bring ideas to life by presenting them in the visual medium. Designers design visual presentations by hand or with computer-aided design (CAD) software. Graphic designers might develop ads, magazines, promotional materials, catalogs, or business reports. Typical duties of graphic designer jobs include:

Meeting with clients or those in art director jobs to plan projects
Recommending visual strategies to inspire, persuade, and interest consumers
Defining the message of the visual design
Designing images that communicate the theme or idea chosen by the client
Composing rough layouts of art and copy for client approval
Choosing font sizes and styles, colors, and arrangement of images
Using computer design software and maintaining printing and other equipment
Incorporating client feedback into final layout
Proofreading designs prior to publishing final layout

Salary
Median pay (annual): 44,150 USD (2012)
Median pay (hourly): 21.22 USD (2012)
Entry level education: Bachelor's degree
Projected 10-year growth: 7% (2012)
Number of jobs: 259,500 (2012)
Occupation type: Profession
Activity sectors: Advertising, Brand, Illustration, Web design
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